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Hi Everyone,
I'm looking at buying a metal mouthpiece for my tenor. I play a P. Mauriat 66RX Unlacquered. I am a little inexperienced in the field of metal mouthpieces as I'm coming from just a student hard rubber mouthpiece - I've been wanting to change for ages but never got around to it!! I have been looking at the New Otto Link Super Tone Masters (and the Vintage one) compared against the Dukoffs and Berg Larsens. I am looking for an edgy bright sound that is still full. Please feel free to share your thoughts on these pieces!!
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Benny D
 

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Ben, you only need to post a question once. Please do not cross post - it is against forum rules.
 

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You need to try them and see which works for you. The baffle of the Bergs are different and some will give you more brightness. Bergs vary anyway. Find a good one and they are great.
I use a Link for that generic sax sound. Dukoffs tend to be big bright and in your face.
 

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I am looking for an edgy bright sound that is still full.
You can probably find that in a Berg or Dukoff, but the edgier and brighter it is, the more you'll have to work for a full & warm tone. Just so you're aware, there are many hard rubber mpcs with those characteristics as well. RPC for one.
 

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And, of course, what reed you use with what mouthpiece will affect whether you get the brightness you are after.
 

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Is there a sticky or a link to an faq about mouthpieces for newer places? What Otto Links tend to sound like overall, what the different numbers mean, etc? Or is it all just play different ones until you find what you like? Things get a bit overwhelming. Thanks.
 

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The numbers relate to tip openings. If you look for mouthpiece tip opening charts you'll see different makers use different numbering systems and a 6 from one manufacturer isn't the same as a 6 from another. After tip openings you have the lay which is how far back the facing curve goes.
Here's some further info. http://theowanne.com/knowledge/mouthpiece-facings
http://www.berglarsen.com/howtochoose.html
Tip openings can be either imperial or metric - just to confuse things. Here's Link tip openings. http://www.jjbabbitt.com/ott_cmto.htm

There's also a bit of info at the bottom of the page here. http://www.saxontheweb.net/Links.html#Buying
 
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